At The Whitchurch Church of England Federation, we strive for continuous improvement through an open and enthusiastic culture of learning for staff and children. Our approach sharply focusses on the learning needs of our disadvantaged children and our ambition for every child. School staff speak with one voice. Our current priority for these pupils is to develop their quality first teaching, and interventions that are rooted in quality research.
As such, we are working to refine teaching practice in this area, whilst also providing targeted interventions to struggling learners both during, prior to, and after lessons. Critically, we believe in a compassionate approach towards engaging our parents.
Our leadership team plays a significant role in evaluating progress through ongoing, and crucially, supportive monitoring and quality assurance. They devote time to our staff for collaborative team planning, teaching and modelling by spending time in classrooms to provide on the spot coaching, training and immediate feedback to develop practice.
A clear, shared understanding of strategic milestones and goals, set out at the start of the strategy, enables constructive conversations between staff members, governors and academy leaders. This interacts positively with partnership/school-improvement work and means quality assurance is unequivocally purposeful, transparent and focused on the main thing, improving teaching and learning.